BOTOX® - Chicago, IL

Botox® for
Therapeutic Care

dental botox patient

Versatile Solutions
for Functional and Aesthetic Needs

Botox has decades of proven results for enhancing facial aesthetics in cosmetic procedures, but many patients aren’t aware of its functional and therapeutic applications in dentistry in recent years. Botox uses carefully calculated, low doses of a naturally occurring toxin called botulinum to temporarily decrease the activity of targeted muscles.

With the same botulinum toxin that helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, Botox can paralyze the activity of many muscles of the face which can cause a variety of issues from teeth grinding to temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders. Dr. Michelle Beckerly and our team here at Brighter Smile are proud to offer Botox for a range of functional and aesthetic concerns so you can enjoy a healthy smile and a beautiful appearance!

older woman looking at wrinkles in mirror

Am I a Dental
Botox Candidate?

  • Have a “gummy” smile
  • You suffer from pain, tenderness, or headaches because of TMJ disorder
  • Bruxism (grinding and clenching habits)
  • Overdeveloped chewing muscles
  • Adjusting to a new denture
  • Excessive sweating
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
TMJ patient explaining symptoms to doctor

Say Goodbye to
Headaches and Sensitive Teeth

Beyond its cosmetic applications, Botox is an amazing adjunctive therapy for patients suffering from bruxism and TMJ disorder. While known for its ability to paralyze strategic tiny muscles that control facial expressions to help decrease lines and wrinkles, Botox’s therapeutic application is a little different. Patients with bruxism and TMJ disorder are often very familiar with the strong muscles that control the biting and closing of the jaw. Unlike the tiny muscles of the face, these larger chewing muscles are not completely turned off with Botox.

Instead, Dr. Beckerly and our team can deliver doses of that same botulinum toxin to turn down the intensity of the large chewing muscles and help break the cycle of grinding and clenching. Controlling bruxism with Botox can have amazing impacts on your quality of life, frequently eliminating chronic headaches, significantly decreasing tooth sensitivity, protecting your jaw joint and teeth from damage, grinding and clenching, and even relieving stiff neck and upper back pain in some patients. In combination with our smile makeover treatments, Botox treatments contribute to enhanced oral health and a more confident, beautiful smile for our patients.

doctor giving botox injection

Advanced Training
for Ideal Outcomes

Of course, the effectiveness of cosmetic dental applications like Botox is going to be directly dependent on the experience of the dental professionals providing your treatment. Dr. Beckerly has treated hundreds of patients with Botox in Chicago, IL. We have a proven track record of extraordinary, long-lasting results for a variety of cosmetic and therapeutic cases.

Despite what many patients may have heard, Botox done right won’t leave your face frozen or fake-looking. As dentists, we have detailed knowledge of the nerves, muscles, and supporting structures of the face, jaw, and head, making us uniquely qualified to deliver safe and effective treatments. We are fully equipped and knowledgeable in the uses and applications of Botox and can provide you with the cosmetic and therapeutic results you’re looking for!